Don't Give Up Your Territory
on December 1st, 2021
Then Jephthah sent messengers to the Ammonite king with the question: "What do you have against me that you have attacked my country?"The king of the Ammonites answered Jephthah's messengers, "When Israel came up out of Egypt, they took away my land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, all the way to the Jordan. Now give it back peaceably."Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king, saying: "This...  Read More
God Takes Our Suffering Very Personal
on November 30th, 2021
The Ammonites also crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah, Benjamin and Ephraim; Israel was in great distress. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD, "We have sinned against you, forsaking our God and serving the Baals."The LORD replied, "When the Egyptians, the Ammonites, the Philistines . . . oppressed you and you cried to me for help, did I not save you from their hands? But you have for...  Read More
Wisdom, Tact, And A Soft Answer Keeps The Unity
on November 29th, 2021
Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon, "Why have you treated us like this? Why didn't you call us when you went to fight Midian?" And they challenged him vigorously.But he answered them, "What have I accomplished compared to you? Aren't the gleanings of Ephraim's grapes better than the full grape harvest of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the Midianite leaders, into your hands. What was I able to do c...  Read More
The Victory Is Already Won Before The Battle Begins
on November 28th, 2021
Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley. During the night the LORD said to Gideon, "Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp."So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the ...  Read More
Come Out Of The Winepress
on November 27th, 2021
The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak tree in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, Mighty Warrior.""Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?  Where are...  Read More
Don't Be Afraid When God Diminishes The Force
on November 26th, 2021
The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men, I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, 'My own strength has saved me.'  . . . So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.But the LORD said to Gideon, "There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, "This one shall go with you, he shal...  Read More
Are You Prepared To Tear Down the False Altars?
on November 25th, 2021
So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace.  . . . That same night the LORD said to him, "Take the second bull from your father's herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your father's altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it. Then build a proper kind of altar to the LORD your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cu...  Read More
You Are Stronger Than You Think
on November 23rd, 2021
The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and for seven years He gave them into the hands of the Midianites.  [The MIdianites] . . . so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help.  . . . The angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midiani...  Read More
The Amazing Compassion of God
on November 22nd, 2021
Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.  . . . After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the LORD nor what He had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.  . . .They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They arou...  Read More
The Beginning Of The End
on November 21st, 2021
The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.' Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this?And I have also said, 'I will not drive the...  Read More
Choose Whom You Will Serve
on November 20th, 2021
Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. Joshua said to all the people, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: . . . "I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did...  Read More
God Will Never Fail You.
on November 19th, 2021
So the LORD gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hands. Not one of all the LORD's good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.  Joshua 21:43-45. Not...  Read More